The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by iswoolley, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. A-Wind

    A-Wind Andreas RD07a

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    If the standard thickness listed in your shop manual is matching the thickness of the mounting surface (no pad contact / inner part of your disk) then you have your answer = "supposed to be flat".
  2. Lear60man

    Lear60man Sleeping

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    Correct me if im wrong but your buddies front tire is on backward.
    Im referring to the tan AT in post 4234
  3. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Not sure why, but I've heard of guys mounting their front Distanzia's backwards.
  4. Andy G

    Andy G 2wheeled alpinist

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    I don't know these tyres, I never had them. I'll ask him / check the tyre next time :norton

    Cheers, Andy
  5. locorider

    locorider Loco, pero no estúpido!

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    Well, not necesarily...I have Anakees on my Alp and they go that way, according to the rotation arrow on the tire....
  6. ravelv

    ravelv from Baltic side of river

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    I think, you disc is junk now. On my friend's RD03 it is flat.

  7. ravelv

    ravelv from Baltic side of river

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    Hello,

    Bought one brake pedal off Germany Ebay... Hmm, it was not folding anymore, but was welded. OK, I thought, owner didn't like that feature and welded it in one peace... Bought one more for start price and... ...hell, it was welded again! Picture was not enough close in auction and I didn't expect also such a thing... Hmm, seems that this is some regulation on Germany for street bikes? On friend's RD03, which is from Italia, pedal is left foldable.
    Any ideas?

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  8. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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  9. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    And a return spring like on the pegs or the pedal part will be folded back all the time. Maybe that's why the German government said weld it.
  10. A-Wind

    A-Wind Andreas RD07a

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    Until now you could type in a part number and the website would return all bikes that used the same part. It worked great for crossreferencing parts.

    This feature seems now eliminated.

    Any ideas for any other website that is able to do the same?
  11. E-Bum

    E-Bum Been here awhile

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    Yea I noticed that a couple months ago when I was trying to cross reference some parts. That was one of the best features of that site.
  12. alainmax

    alainmax ca vaut le detour !!

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    Hi all,

    Did anyone tamper with their stock exhaust on their RD07? messing with the silencer, is it removable from the stock exhaust? I only see welded spots.

    A throatier sound would be great... but would "perforating" stock silencer interfere with existing performance?

    At this point, just wondering...
  13. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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  14. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Do any of you AT guys know the stock spring rate for the RD04 shock?

    Ricor is talking about building their IAS shocks for the AT and I'll probablly test the prototypes.

    We need a spring rate to start with.

    Thanks in advance and I'll let every know what's happening with this project.
  15. locorider

    locorider Loco, pero no estúpido!

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    I believe there is a sequel to this....




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  16. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    MUST SEE PART 2 (or maybe even Part #)

    Having two of these three (and lusting after the S10) makes this very interesting for me......OK....maybe having 1 3/4 of these since my AT is still pretty much a Transalp.

    .......more?.......
  17. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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    love the video...very hilarious...you guys should be on tv....

    gonna wait for part 2...:clap
  18. Jim Davis

    Jim Davis Owner, Eastern Beaver Co

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    I can also say that my RD03 front disc is flat. I cannot imagine why it would not be flat unless some grave error in design demanded it and that doesn't sound Japanese. Maybe on a Ducati...

    Also, my brake lever has always been welded. No idea the country this model was meant for, perhaps Japan originally. It has no joint as shown here, simply a steel 'half circle' welded on the lever.

    My shifter on the other hand does fold back with a spring.

    For what it's worth I never knew a folding on existed, mine is unlike those shown as I say never was a joint on it.

    For more data, my bike appears to have gone down one time no the right side, so it is possible the original brake lever was replaced and the original folded, I'll never know.

    More data - I can see the small gouges where the original brake lever pushed into the edge of the aluminum bellypan when the bike went down, so it likely didn't fold :-)
  19. jonnybgood

    jonnybgood Adventurer

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    I would have like to see the ending!! Or are you still there??
  20. Hodgo

    Hodgo TWIN Cylinder ADV

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    Hey Guys,

    What are you guys using for a rear rack. I have a 90Litre Bag that tends to hang over the edges a bit on the standard Rear Rack.